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Upcoming Poetry Foundation events in Chicago
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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, March 8th, 12:30 PM–1:30 PM

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In March, we read and discuss Hard Child by Natalie Shapero. Space is limited to 15 participants. To register,...

  • Performances
    Saturday, March 9th, 7:00 PM

    Join us for Inspection, an immersive, multi-channel sound work by acclaimed composer and sound experimentalist Florian Hecker. Leveraging the Poetry Foundation’s acoustically perfected performance space, Hecker uses computer-generated sound and a...

    Florian Hecker Processes Performance
  • Readings & Lectures
    Monday, March 11th, 7:00 PM

    Join us for a reading with environmental poet, playwright, and labor activist Rodrigo Toscano. Author of six books of poetry, including Explosion Rocks Springfield and Deck of Deeds, Toscano works...

    Rodrigo Toscano
  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, March 12th, 7:00 PM

    Join us as we welcome Ilya Kaminsky for the next reading in the John Barr Reading Series, made possible by the generosity of the Poetry Foundation’s first president. This series...

    Ilya Kaminsky
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Wednesday, March 13th, 5:00 PM–7:00 PM

    All are welcome to a discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. This poetry discussion and creative writing workshop focuses on found poetry, which refashions a non-poetic text (newspaper...

  • Extended Hours
    Saturday, March 16th, 11:00 AM–4:00 PM

    The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public on select Saturdays. Browse our collection of more than 30,000 books of poetry, including 2,500 chapbooks, and a selection of local...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Saturday, March 16th, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

    All are welcome to a discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In March, we celebrate the poetry broadside and the current Poetry Foundation Gallery exhibition, The Lushness...

  • Readings & Lectures
    Saturday, March 16th, 6:00 PM

    Join us for a reading and celebration of the diverse voices, rich experiences, and powerful words of Chicago seniors. A wide variety of poets will share poems written for a...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, March 18th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

    All are welcome to a discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In March, we focus on the ghazal, an intricate Eastern lyric that Agha Shahid Ali described...

  • Extended Hours
    Tuesday, March 19th, 4:00 PM–7:00 PM

    The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public prior to our March Open Door Reading. Browse our collection of more than 30,000 books of poetry, including 2,500 chapbooks, and a...

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The building will be closed early at 2PM on Friday for maintenance.

Hours

Monday–Friday
11AM – 4PM
Extended Hours
Saturday, February 9, 11–4PM
Tuesday, February 19, 4–7PM